Sunday, May 18, 2014

#697 - Food As Motivation #38 - Victor's Kitchen / Catch-Up

Met up with May on Friday! :)
Haven't been catching up with my friends since many of them were having exams, and I must say, I spent a great time catching up w her.

We headed to Victor's Kitchen (yay F.A.M. back!) for dimsum dinner. It was supposed to be a Round 2 kind of thing because we had intended to pig out, but turns out VK closes at 8pm so we headed there first instead.

A somewhat small eatery, a no-frills kind of place.
Don't even need to dress well or what!

 Here's the menu for those who are interested! Open in new tab and zoom in to see! :)

Have researched on dimsum places in Singapore before and many recommended this place, so I have to try it to see for myself if it's nice!
Apparently, they have cut down the number of items on their menu already and prices have jacked up by $0.50-$1!

As usual, we overestimated our eating ability and over ordered. 8 dishes for 2 of us are simply too much!
Left the place feeling so full for hours. Initially still wanna keep this dimsum for Round 2, we really thought too highly of ourselves mann. :/

H.K. Summer Iced Tea (SGD3)
It's interesting to note how they separated the ice from the drink so that it will not water down the tea and yet still keep it cold. I thought the tea was too thick and tasted more like 鸳鸯 instead. May and I ended up adding the ice cubes into it. :P

The cup was not really big, and I felt that paying SGD3 for this is certainly not worth it.

Polo Bun with Char Siew Filling (SGD5)*
*These, other than the egg tarts below were newly added and thus not in the menu. Both the items cost $9.50 in total, so I am guessing it's SGD5 for these and SGD4.50 for the egg tarts.

I loveeeee it!! :D I think it was one of the best dishes I had. The polo bun had a buttery fragrance and the filling was juicy and yummy. So so much better than Tim Ho Wan's Baked Bun with BBQ Pork eh! Wished it was hotter when it arrived though.

Egg Tarts (SGD4.50)
I felt they were a little too dry? The egg pudding part was okay.

Golden Egg Yolk Lava Bun (SGD4.50)
This was highly raved and I must say, this is the best custard bun I had thus far! The egg yolk was not the very sweet kind, but instead, salty sweet. I cannot say no to salty stuff hahaha. And you can taste the butter too! Best to eat it when it's hot though, the egg yolk would clump up after long. Definitely worth the calories. (Y)

Tasty Queen Size Siew Mai (SGD4.50)
There was nothing queen size about the siew mai, pretty average with prawns inside.

Victor's King Prawn Dumpling (SGD5)
Otherwise known as Har Gow. I think there's 2 huge prawns inside 1? Very tasty and the skin is of the right thickness. So so yummy. :)

Crispy Golden Shrimp Rolls (SGD4.50)
Comes with some sweet sauce, good on its own too. It is really crispy, I had it quite a while later after it arrived but it's still crispy. Like those sounds you hear when the celebrities bring the mike nearer to hear them chew cripsy food one hahaha.

Char Siew Cheong Fun (SGD4.50)
I prefer this kind of savoury Chee Cheong Fun than those sweet sauce one. The chee cheong fun was soft enough, May like the char siew (I think), and I didn't really enjoy it because I thought the char siew tasted too porky so I gave her mine. :/ The sauce was very 香 though, I dipped my prawn dumpling, siew mai and shrimp rolls in it. :P

Scallop, Sausage Carrot Cake with Xo Sauce (SGD4.50)
Very different kind of carrot cake like the pan-fried ones we usually see, this was another highly recommended dish. Came with some sambal chili dip.

Initially, I didn't really understand why it's so popular, it tasted pretty bland to me somehow. After a while, the taste started getting to me hahaha. I couldn't taste the xo sauce though, but eating this together with the chili dip was good.

Here's how the front of the shop looks like, no idea why the signboard is that.

Bill came up to SGD42.50 for 2, rather expensive in my opinion as I feel some dimsum, like the egg tarts are not worth the price. I'd come back for the polo buns, prawn dumplings and egg yolk buns though.
And yes, it is definitely better than Tim Ho Wan and Swee Choon!

They accept cash only by the way, so remember to have enough cash!

Details if you're interested:
Victor's Kitchen (closed on Mondays)
91 Bencoolen Street
Sunshine Plaza #01-49
Singapore 189652

Nothing much from here onwards, just our faces. :D
Plus one bonus towards the end.

 Last photo on the right is us trying to make our philtrum visible, apparently T.O.P. from BigBang is most confident and proud of his philtrum (according to May) hahaha. You saw mine? Philtrum cleavage lolol.

One year ago, one year later. Same same but different. :)

Catch up again soon, May! X

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